FUF-fåtölj 28/11: India in transformation – improved rights but increased inequalities

28 november, 2017 - kl. 18:00 till 19:30

Photo: Paul Simpson, Flickr

India is in a period of transformation and evolving cultural values. There is a split between the young urban community and the traditional rural community. The fragmented cultural values have resulted in widespread violence within the society.
In December 2012, several men brutally raped a young woman on a bus in India’s capital New Delhi. The incident sparked mass protests that spread all over the nation. Never before has a sexual crime against a woman received attention to this magnitude.

Were the mass protests a sign of a changing India in regards to women’s rights?
What are the challenges in the work of gender equality in the Indian context?

Suruchi Thapar-Björkert, docent and senior lecturer at the Department of Government, University of Uppsala in Sweden, will visit FUF to discuss the Delhi Gang Rape Case and other recent violent atrocities against women, in light of the growing aspirations of the middle class on the one hand and entrenched caste/class based inequalities on the other.

 

WHEN? Tuesday 28 November, 18.00 – 19.30
WHERE? FUF, Karlbergsvägen 66A, Stockholm
HOW? Register HERE

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